Definition of chesty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɛsti/

adjective (chestier, chestiest)

1British Having a lot of catarrh in the lungs: he got a bit chesty a chesty cough
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  • I would describe the symptoms as flu-like but the chesty cough made it appear like bronchitis.
  • ‘I'm prone to picking up chest infections, like chesty coughs, and I get violent headaches,’ he said.
  • As her other children - Ben, nine, and Kylie, six - played outside, only a chesty cough betrayed their mum's desperate struggle.
2(Of a woman) having large or prominent breasts.
Example sentences
  • Well, that and he always has pictures of chesty babes.
  • By March we had started rehearsals, the chesty senior (whose name was Ann) was playing Helena (one of the main heroines), and Rick was playing Oberon king of shadows.
  • It's an audacious bit of dialogue for a cheapo skin flick starring some of the most naturally chesty gals you'll ever see in your life.
3North American Conceited and arrogant: people hate a chesty man
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  • She writes, ‘I hesitate to interrupt the victory laps, the chesty posing, the passing out of medals.’
  • The genius, here, is that the athletic soar of that chesty attitude indicates not boyish high spirits or exuberant tough-guy mayhem, but a desperate cling to a fading image of the larger-than-life.
  • And why do you get all chesty at the slightest provocation?



Example sentences
  • Rich looks slighter than I remember, and he is sounding bad, coughing chestily into his fist.
  • He is fine company and laughs chestily at times, even if for the most part he assumes the patented demeanour of the serious, centred actor.
  • I come down here wrapped in scarves, gloves and winter apparel, wheezing chestily and barely able to speak.


Example sentences
  • If a speaker has any excess chestiness or other colorations, the sound gets too muddled and indistinct.
  • If you think you have a cough, cold or any form of chestiness, consult a registered medical practitioner.
  • Aside from some occasional chestiness on vocals and a slight sense of veiling, midrange transparency was also good.

Words that rhyme with chesty

testy, zesty

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